℗ 2004 Naxos
Released March 9, 2004
Duration 1h 06m 50s
Record Label Naxos
Catalogue No. 8.557166
Genre Classical (Orchestral)
 

Elgar: The Wand of Youth - Nursery Suite

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd

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The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a  
1.1
I. Overture
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
1:45
1.2
II. Serenade
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
2:23
1.3
III. Minuet
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
2:09
1.4
IV. Sun Dance
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
2:41
1.5
V. Fairy Pipers
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
4:30
1.6
VI. Slumber Scene
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
4:14
1.7
VII. Fairies and Giants
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
3:01
The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 2, Op. 1b  
1.8
I. March
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
3:49
1.9
II. Little Bells
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
2:41
1.10
III. Moths and Butterflies
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
2:18
1.11
IV. Fountain Dance
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
3:15
1.12
V. The Tame Bear
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
2:37
1.13
VI. The Wild Bears
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
2:16
Dream Children, Op. 43  
1.14
I. Andante
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
4:26
1.15
II. Allegretto piacevole
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
3:56
Nursery Suite  
1.16
I. Aubade
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
3:33
1.17
II. The Serious Doll
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
2:57
1.18
III. Busy-Ness
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
2:00
1.19
IV. The Sad Doll
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
2:21
1.20
V. The Wagon (Passes)
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
1:36
1.21
VI. The Merry Doll
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
1:32
1.22
VII. Dreaming
Edward Elgar; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
6:50
Digital Booklet
"It was a bright idea to gather together Elgar's orchestral pieces for or about children on a single CD ... it's clear that the orchestra, conductor and recording team are right on top of the music ..." - BBC Music Magazine "A charming disc full of charming music ... these light Elgar works seem to come and go in the catalogue, undeservedly so ... the performances are uniformly excellent, offering both lightness and rambunctious high spirits where appropriate ... the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra plays with obvious care and affection ... the recorded sound lives up to the current high standards coming from this source. The Judd/New Zealand partnership has given Naxos some of its best discs and this one is no exception." - ClassicsToday.com World-renowned conductor James Judd and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Illustrate a generally little known facet of Elgar’s music on this recording that brings together several pieces on which the composer had worked in childhood. Forty years after writing the tunes for a children’s play about age, youth and the escapism of fairyland, for performance in the family with his brothers and sisters, Elgar refashioned them into the two suites known as The Wand of Youth, from which Wild Bears continues to enjoy a separate existence as a popular concert encore. With its tender, wistful moods and restrained scoring, the Nursery Suite remains Elgar’s final evocation of childhood.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand, 11th-15th November 2002 Producer: Andrew Walton (K&A Productions Ltd.) Sound Engineer: Eleanor Thomason Post-Production: Andrew Walton Booklet Notes: Keith Anderson Cover Image: The Fairy Queen takes an airy drive in a light carriage by Richard Doyle Mary Evans Picture Library
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-10.62
-25.46 to -3.09
-33.92
-43.76 to -22.73
13
11 to 17
1
I. Overture
-3.26-23.8912
2
II. Serenade
-15.20-37.4311
3
III. Minuet
-10.78-31.8211
4
IV. Sun Dance
-4.49-31.3016
5
V. Fairy Pipers
-22.79-43.7613
6
VI. Slumber Scene
-11.52-35.4912
7
VII. Fairies and Giants
-3.10-22.7311
8
I. March
-4.17-30.5715
9
II. Little Bells
-4.11-31.9114
10
III. Moths and Butterflies
-18.37-39.8413
11
IV. Fountain Dance
-18.24-41.4411
12
V. The Tame Bear
-9.99-35.8714
13
VI. The Wild Bears
-3.09-23.1712
14
I. Andante
-16.11-39.6514
15
II. Allegretto piacevole
-15.50-39.9914
16
I. Aubade
-6.37-30.7314
17
II. The Serious Doll
-25.46-43.0911
18
III. Busy-Ness
-4.14-29.4615
19
IV. The Sad Doll
-24.76-43.3011
20
V. The Wagon (Passes)
-3.68-30.1613
21
VI. The Merry Doll
-3.27-26.4114
22
VII. Dreaming
-5.23-34.2517

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